Yesterday we directed you to RealFansDontMissKickoff.com, a protest to the protest of sorts that encourages fans — "real fans" — to be in their seats for the kickoff of the Monday nighter against the Ravens.
There's two or three main parts to the post. 1. His problems with the stunt by "Mad Dawg." 2. His reasoning for avoiding the protest. 3. A plea to fans to get their asses in their seats on time. It's quite long, quite well thought out (even if, as one commenter said, "Wow, even a Mangini-hired PR firm couldn't have put together a better defense." Take that whatever way you wish.
Personally, I think Lerner deserves our support. I'm not sold on Mangini. But there's enough opinions out there already.
Here's an excerpt, but make sure you go read the whole thing for yourself.
In the meantime, we're joining forces with the Folks at "Real Fans Don't Miss Kickoff," and will be in our seats long before the game starts on November 16. We further recommend that those who plan to join us bring a white towel or shirt to wave at kickoff, so that we can more effectively demonstrate our good faith and patience toward Eric Mangini, our recognition that difficult jobs can take time, and our support for our Cleveland Browns during a challenging time. We understand that there are circumstances where a "real fan" might miss kickoff, but, as we hope we've made clear above, November 16 at Cleveland Browns Stadium is not the time or place. If you agree, we hope you'll join us, and even if you won't be at the game (but especially if you will), that you'll sign the petition linked here, and please pass it on. We don't have access to the Dawg Pound contact list like Dawg Pound Mike, but generating even modest numbers here should help advance our message of support.